Page 11 of 12 FirstFirst ... 23456789101112 LastLast
Results 201 to 220 of 233

Thread: US Foreign Policy 3.0: We're The Mets of International Diplomacy

  1. #201
    Lucia Apologist
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    30,236

    Re: US Foreign Policy 3.0: We're The Mets of International Diplomacy

    That article is so ****ing useless. One still image? A bunch of videos that are tangentially related to the story? And it seems to be the only coverage of the event.

  2. #202

    Join Date
    Nov 1999
    Location
    Long Winded Posts That Go Nowhere (TM)
    Posts
    69,675

    Re: US Foreign Policy 3.0: We're The Mets of International Diplomacy

    Our allies should announce they are simply freezing all conditions until we restore functional government. Why even acknowledge Dump et al.? Just treat this as a temporary national aneurysm and appoint a guardian for us until we recover.
    Cornell University
    NCAA Champion 1967, 1970
    ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
    Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019

  3. #203
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    9,105

    Re: US Foreign Policy 3.0: We're The Mets of International Diplomacy

    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    Our allies should announce they are simply freezing all conditions until we restore functional government. Why even acknowledge Dump et al.? Just treat this as a temporary national aneurysm and appoint a guardian for us until we recover.
    Old Uncle Sam is certainly vulnerable to manipulation.

  4. #204
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    6,759

    Re: US Foreign Policy 3.0: We're The Mets of International Diplomacy

    https://t.co/LLJ5QqSWLf?amp=1

    Blowback will happen eventually. Unfortunately it won’t be the palpatines/Power Elite who will suffer, it will be We The People who will absorb the cost of a foreign policy usurped by the CIA and military in 1947.

  5. #205

    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Living from my car
    Posts
    24,343

    Re: US Foreign Policy 3.0: We're The Mets of International Diplomacy

    The fu**ing piece of sh** Lindsey Graham single handedly blocked the resolution to recognize the Armenian Genocide because "I just met with President Erdoğan and President Trump about the problems we face in Syria by the military incursion by Turkey. I do hope that Turkey and Armenia can come together and deal with this problem."

    Fu** this piece of sh** with a cactus. And fu** the GOP.
    “Demolish the bridges behind you… then there is no choice but to build again.”

    Live Radio from 100.3

  6. #206
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    6,759

    Re: US Foreign Policy 3.0: We're The Mets of International Diplomacy


  7. #207
    NICKERSON HAS [CENSORED]
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Mountain View, CA
    Posts
    20,466

    Re: US Foreign Policy 3.0: We're The Mets of International Diplomacy

    Such a negotiator: https://www.yahoo.com/news/china-sig...005403276.html

    China signs defense agreement with South Korea as U.S. angers Seoul with demand for $5 billion troop payment

    The defense ministers of South Korea and China have agreed to develop their security ties to ensure stability in northeast Asia, the latest indication that Washington’s longstanding alliances in the region are fraying.

    Cornell '04, Stanford '06


    KDR

    Rover Frenchy, Classic! Great post.
    iwh30 I wish I could be as smart as you. I really do you are the man
    gregg729 I just saw your sig, you do love having people revel in your "intelligence."
    Ritt18 you are the perfect representation of your alma mater.
    Shirtless Bob That's it, you win.
    TBA#2 I want to kill you and dance in your blood.
    DisplacedCornellian Hahaha. Thread over. Frenchy wins.

  8. #208
    rock and roller
    Join Date
    Aug 1999
    Location
    no man's land, between wildcat and black bear territory
    Posts
    23,358

    Re: US Foreign Policy 3.0: We're The Mets of International Diplomacy

    Exactly as Putin wants.
    What kind of cheese are you planning to put on top?

  9. #209
    Unobtanium Medallion FadeToBlack&Gold's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    The Black Lodge
    Posts
    33,410

    Re: US Foreign Policy 3.0: We're The Mets of International Diplomacy

    Quote Originally Posted by rufus View Post
    Exactly as Putin wants.
    Winding down the last vestiges of the Cold War looks great on paper to a majority of Americans. But in practice?
    Michigan Tech: "Working with scraps and guys from places so remote that Houghton seems like a metropolis"

  10. #210
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    9,105

    Re: US Foreign Policy 3.0: We're The Mets of International Diplomacy

    There may be a better thread for this, but I"m watching S1 E9 of the Greatest Events of WWII on Netflix. One of the historians comments on Hitler's rise to power as follows:

    Really, if you had to identify a theme for Hitler's election campaigns, it would have been "Let's make Germany great again. Let's overturn the Versailles Treaty. Let's give people jobs. Let's get rid of these foreign elements that are poisoning our society."

  11. #211

    Join Date
    Nov 1999
    Location
    Long Winded Posts That Go Nowhere (TM)
    Posts
    69,675

    Re: US Foreign Policy 3.0: We're The Mets of International Diplomacy

    Quote Originally Posted by burd View Post
    There may be a better thread for this, but I"m watching S1 E9 of the Greatest Events of WWII on Netflix. One of the historians comments on Hitler's rise to power as follows:

    Really, if you had to identify a theme for Hitler's election campaigns, it would have been "Let's make Germany great again. Let's overturn the Versailles Treaty. Let's give people jobs. Let's get rid of these foreign elements that are poisoning our society."
    "I will build this big, beautiful Westwall..."
    Cornell University
    NCAA Champion 1967, 1970
    ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
    Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019

  12. #212
    Never Forget!
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Posts
    4,552

    Re: US Foreign Policy 3.0: We're The Mets of International Diplomacy

    Quote Originally Posted by burd View Post
    There may be a better thread for this, but I"m watching S1 E9 of the Greatest Events of WWII on Netflix. One of the historians comments on Hitler's rise to power as follows:

    Really, if you had to identify a theme for Hitler's election campaigns, it would have been "Let's make Germany great again. Let's overturn the Versailles Treaty. Let's give people jobs. Let's get rid of these foreign elements that are poisoning our society."
    Lebensraum is German for 'Manifest Destiny'

  13. #213

    Join Date
    Nov 1999
    Location
    Long Winded Posts That Go Nowhere (TM)
    Posts
    69,675

    Re: US Foreign Policy 3.0: We're The Mets of International Diplomacy

    This is fine.

    Russia, Iran, Israel, and Syria. Throw in Turkey and the Saudis. I'm not saying let them just slug it out once and for all and give the charred remains to the winner, I'm saying... wait. Maybe I am saying that.

    Can we please get off oil yet? I really can't wait for when that part of the world has the strategic importance of Mongolia.
    Last edited by Kepler; 11-20-2019 at 12:07 PM.
    Cornell University
    NCAA Champion 1967, 1970
    ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
    Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019

  14. #214
    Apartheid Loving Conservadem!
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    Crystal, MN
    Posts
    42,241

    Re: US Foreign Policy 3.0: We're The Mets of International Diplomacy

    We dont use their oil anyways. We are pretty self sufficient oil-wise.
    "It's as if the Drumpf Administration is made up of the worst and unfunny parts of the Cleveland Browns, Washington Generals, and the alien Mon-Stars from Space Jam."
    -aparch

    "Scenes in "Empire Strikes Back" that take place on the tundra planet Hoth were shot on the present-day site of Ralph Engelstad Arena."
    -INCH

    Of course I'm a fan of the Vikings. A sick and demented Masochist of a fan, but a fan none the less.
    -ScoobyDoo 12/17/2007

  15. #215

    Join Date
    Nov 1999
    Location
    Long Winded Posts That Go Nowhere (TM)
    Posts
    69,675

    Re: US Foreign Policy 3.0: We're The Mets of International Diplomacy

    Quote Originally Posted by Handyman View Post
    We dont use their oil anyways. We are pretty self sufficient oil-wise.
    Nah, that doesn't really make any sense. It's a fungible. If you put a kink in the line somewhere it affects everybody. Oil Self Sufficiency is a bullsh-t marketing ploy used by energy companies to drape their pollution in patriotism.

    As long as we're expending our military budget and our children's lives to run the world for the benefit of the 1%, we're going to go poking our noses into any area that has strategically important resources. It's how the rich build their wealth on the corpses of the poor and the labor of the middle class.
    Last edited by Kepler; 11-20-2019 at 12:49 PM.
    Cornell University
    NCAA Champion 1967, 1970
    ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
    Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019

  16. #216
    Apartheid Loving Conservadem!
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    Crystal, MN
    Posts
    42,241

    Re: US Foreign Policy 3.0: We're The Mets of International Diplomacy

    What are you even talking about. Who Knew NPR Was An Energy Company

    The majority of the oil we get comes from North America (60%) and if you include all of Latin America it is almost 75%. Only 13% comes from the Persian Gulf.

    (the article is from 2012 so it is possible the numbers moved but not that much)

    I was wrong to say "self sufficient" but we dont need the Persian Gulf oil in any way. North America has plenty and unless we go to war with Canada we will be fine.

    edit: More Updated Info

    We could leave the Middle East and not be hurt too badly.
    Last edited by Handyman; 11-20-2019 at 01:17 PM.
    "It's as if the Drumpf Administration is made up of the worst and unfunny parts of the Cleveland Browns, Washington Generals, and the alien Mon-Stars from Space Jam."
    -aparch

    "Scenes in "Empire Strikes Back" that take place on the tundra planet Hoth were shot on the present-day site of Ralph Engelstad Arena."
    -INCH

    Of course I'm a fan of the Vikings. A sick and demented Masochist of a fan, but a fan none the less.
    -ScoobyDoo 12/17/2007

  17. #217
    Unobtanium Medallion FadeToBlack&Gold's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    The Black Lodge
    Posts
    33,410

    Re: US Foreign Policy 3.0: We're The Mets of International Diplomacy

    Quote Originally Posted by Handyman View Post
    North America has plenty and unless we go to war with Canada we will be fine.
    If Trump gets a second term...
    Michigan Tech: "Working with scraps and guys from places so remote that Houghton seems like a metropolis"

  18. #218

    Join Date
    Nov 1999
    Location
    Long Winded Posts That Go Nowhere (TM)
    Posts
    69,675

    Re: US Foreign Policy 3.0: We're The Mets of International Diplomacy

    Quote Originally Posted by Handyman View Post
    What are you even talking about. Who Knew NPR Was An Energy Company

    The majority of the oil we get comes from North America (60%) and if you include all of Latin America it is almost 75%. Only 13% comes from the Persian Gulf.

    (the article is from 2012 so it is possible the numbers moved but not that much)

    I was wrong to say "self sufficient" but we dont need the Persian Gulf oil in any way. North America has plenty and unless we go to war with Canada we will be fine.

    edit: More Updated Info

    We could leave the Middle East and not be hurt too badly.
    No, the amount of oil we pump out of American sources means nothing because the US doesn't control it, energy companies do.

    If we nationalize our oil reserves then we're energy independent. Until then, we are buying from private companies whose source is global. So if you stop up the drain in the Strait of Hormuz our oil prices shoot up. It doesn't matter if it comes from Saudi or South Texas.
    Cornell University
    NCAA Champion 1967, 1970
    ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
    Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019

  19. #219
    Apartheid Loving Conservadem!
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    Crystal, MN
    Posts
    42,241

    Re: US Foreign Policy 3.0: We're The Mets of International Diplomacy

    Right but what does that have to do with The Middle East? Those companies arent in Saudi Arabia.

    The whole point is we can leave the Middle East tomorrow and it wouldnt hurt the US in any way. Those companies dont need the Middle East either.
    "It's as if the Drumpf Administration is made up of the worst and unfunny parts of the Cleveland Browns, Washington Generals, and the alien Mon-Stars from Space Jam."
    -aparch

    "Scenes in "Empire Strikes Back" that take place on the tundra planet Hoth were shot on the present-day site of Ralph Engelstad Arena."
    -INCH

    Of course I'm a fan of the Vikings. A sick and demented Masochist of a fan, but a fan none the less.
    -ScoobyDoo 12/17/2007

  20. #220
    Apartheid Loving Conservadem!
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Location
    Crystal, MN
    Posts
    42,241

    Re: US Foreign Policy 3.0: We're The Mets of International Diplomacy

    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    If Trump gets a second term...
    That is why I left Mexico out of that comment
    "It's as if the Drumpf Administration is made up of the worst and unfunny parts of the Cleveland Browns, Washington Generals, and the alien Mon-Stars from Space Jam."
    -aparch

    "Scenes in "Empire Strikes Back" that take place on the tundra planet Hoth were shot on the present-day site of Ralph Engelstad Arena."
    -INCH

    Of course I'm a fan of the Vikings. A sick and demented Masochist of a fan, but a fan none the less.
    -ScoobyDoo 12/17/2007

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •